Friday, 27 June 2014

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - Review

Title:              Starcrossed
Series:            Starcrossed
#:                    1
Author:          Josephine Angelini
Publisher:      MacMillan Children's Books
Date:             June 2011

 Destiny brought them together.
The gods will keep them apart.

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.
An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next...

This is the start of a beautiful trilogy full of greek mythology that becomes real. Helen has always been different but she's about to learn just how different she is from everyone around her.

Just so you know this book is written in third person. Normally I would say that is a bad thing. But not today! In the past when a book has been written in third person I did not connect at all. Except with this I completely forgot! I was lost in this book somewhere between the pages and I did not want to get out. This book had me. It is wonderfully written, I felt for all the characters in this book

My favourite part of this book is when we're lying flat on the beach, and I mean flat. I wouldn't mind rereading this scene a couple of times…

It didn't take me long to read this book, it is filled with likeable characters and a story that I want to believe. And I look forward to more of this series.

Still to come….

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